Evelyn’s Biography

 

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s premier solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest orchestras, conductors and artists. Her solo recordings exceed 40 CDs and are as diverse as her career on-stage. A double GRAMMY award winner and BAFTA nominee, Evelyn is also a composer for film, theatre and television. Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 1993 and has over 100 international awards to date, including the Polar Music Prize and the Companion of Honour. Evelyn is currently forming The Evelyn Glennie Collection with a vision to open a centre that embodies her mission to Teach the World to Listen.


General Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s life, career and musical journey. Download this booklet for:

  • More knowledge regarding Evelyn’s life
  • When Evelyn became deaf and if she uses hearing aids
  • The reason Evelyn composes new music

Deaf, Music and Sound Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s deafness and how she can feel music. Download this booklet for:

  • An explanation as to how Evelyn can feel music
  • If Evelyn’s hearing impairment has had a negative impact on her life

Gender Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s personal views, opinions and messages towards gender. Download this booklet for:

  • Evelyn’s opinions on women in percussion
  • Whether Evelyn feels pressure from the industry to project a certain image

Globalisation Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s personal views on the globalisation of percussion. Download this booklet for:

  • Evelyn’s opinion as to why percussion is global

Sound Engineering Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s personal views on Sound Engineering. Download this booklet for:

  • The impact of different surfaces
  • When and if Evelyn uses a click
  • What sound engineers can do to help when working with someone who is deaf

Technology Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s personal views on Technology for deafness. Download this booket for:

  • Technology Evelyn has used to learn music
  • The development of technology to help the deaf community

Teachers Booklet

This booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to Evelyn’s personal views on teaching music. Download this booket for:

  • Which instruments and printed music Evelyn recommends.
  • How to teach a class of mixed musical abilities.


Evelyn’s Essays


Questions Answered Series On YouTube


Additional Videos

What Do Artists Do All Day?

Touch The Sound

Playing From The Heart

How To Truly Listen TED Talk


Evelyn’s Products



The Evelyn Glennie Podcast

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to listen better, then you’ve found the right podcast! Dame Evelyn Glennie is the world’s first solo
percussionist to sustain a full-time career despite being profoundly deaf since the age of 12, and she’s a better listener than many who can
hear! Displayed in her TED Talk, Evelyn illustrates how listening involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.
Each episode, Evelyn invites special guests to discuss their idea of listening and interpretation of sound.